West, TX — The name of the truck driver who was killed early Thursday morning (October 3, 2013) has not yet been released, but the accident is still being investigated. DPS troopers reported that an 18-wheeler crashed on I-35 just north of West, TX at about 6:20 a.m. and caught fire, killing the driver.
The circumstances and cause of the accident are still unclear, but the Channel 10 News indicated that it happened near mile marker 356, in between Abbott and West. The driver of the truck was killed when the 18-wheeler apparently lost control and drove off the roadway overturning and catching fire.
Officials with the DPS said that it took about 3 hours to fight the fire and recover the driver’s body. Investigations are ongoing and no names are being released.
Scene of the Accident